A Banquet of Consequences : Inspector Lynley

  • by Elizabeth George
  • Narrated by John Lee
  • Series: Inspector Lynley
  • 21 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.
The unspoken secrets and buried lies of one family rise to the surface in Elizabeth George's novel of crime, passion, and tragic history. As Inspector Thomas Lynley investigates the London angle of an ever more darkly disturbing case, his partner, Barbara Havers, is looking behind the peaceful façade of country life to discover a twisted world of desire, deceit, and murder.
The suicide of William Goldacre is devastating to those left behind. But what was the cause of his tragedy, and how far might the consequences reach? Is there a link between the young man's leap from a Dorset cliff and a horrific poisoning in Cambridge?
After various career-threatening issues with her department, Barbara Havers is desperate to redeem herself. So when a past encounter with a best-selling feminist writer and her pushy personal assistant gives her a connection to the Cambridge murder, Barbara begs Thomas Lynley to let her pursue the crime.
Full of shocks, intensity, and suspense from beginning to end, A Banquet of Consequences reveals both Lynley and Havers under mounting pressure to solve one of the most complex cases they have ever encountered.

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What the Critics Say

"Definitely a literary force to be reckoned with." (Suspense magazine)
"It's tough to resist George's storytelling, once hooked." (USA Today)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Please retire John Lee!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Banquet of Consequences to be better than the print version?

No, the awful narration ruins the book.


What didn’t you like about John Lee’s performance?

Can't explain why his voice is so irritating.


Any additional comments?

If it weren't for health issues, I would have read the print version. I enjoy Elizabeth George.

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- Bardy

Great Addition to the Series

This installment has fewer ambiguous characters and more humor than many of her books. Lynley grows past some of his aristocratic assumptions, as does his girlfriend. The villainy is spread over several people, and those story lines are compelling. I really like the interaction of recurring characters, including some that were barely mentioned in previous novels.
The best part is Elizabeth George's writing style. She respects the reader with detailed descriptions and a decent vocabulary. I pick up some of the accent and patterns of my audiobooks. I like the way I think when Elizabeth is my influence. Of course, I go straight to southern redneck when listening to Diana Rowland's White Trash series.
Some reviews criticize John Lee, but I think he's great. Davina Porter also narrates some of the series, and she's also outstanding. While listening I thought how wonderful it is that two narrators can do justice to these books.
My hope is that Audible will bring more unabridged books to their inventory. Many of George's books aren't available in their entirety. Who knows the author's talent based on a pared-down version? Maybe some of the readers auditioning for Audible will make unabridged books their project.
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- 'houla

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio